-- World Superbike 2013 - Round Nine - Silverstone - Statistical Smorgasbord
Sylvain Guintoli last year managed to qualify on the front row here. In race one he opted for rain tyres, a wrong choice which saw him lapped after a few minutes, while in race two he kept the lead until the final stages, when he was passed by Baz, which eventually fell, leaving him as the winner;
Tom Sykes has still to show his potential in Silverstone, since last year, despite his excellent qualifying form, he started only eighth here. Things didn’t improve in the races: in race one he was running in second, behind Checa, in the dry, but he eventually slipped back to eighth (nevertheless his best result here) in the closing stages, while in race two he fell and was classified twelfth. In 2011 Tom had to withdraw for an ankle injury.